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May 2018

Next level Mentoring

May 8 @ 8:30 am - May 9 @ 4:30 pm
Benadehof, 30 Neethling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 7139 South Africa
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R1800

We all would like to be branded as a Leader and not a Manager. All of us want to handle conflict in a professional manner, want to be able to measure the care we are responsible for in a factual way and how to motivate the people working with us. But HOW?  Come to this workshop and learn a bit of how to manage conflict, how to become a better leader, how to measure the facts and not perceptions and…

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Housekeeping and Laundry Operation Procedures for Retirement Facilities – May 2018

May 22 @ 9:00 am - May 23 @ 4:00 pm
Gauteng Gauteng South Africa + Google Map

Hygiene forms the basis of any effective cleaning programme and therefore we focus on the guidelines of the Health and Safety legislation in combination with Municipal regulations. The 2 day Housekeeping and Laundry Training Workshop are focused on teaching how to create a clean and healthy living space while rendering person-direct care service levels in the homes of older persons.

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Living well with Dementia

May 30 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Silwerkruin Huis vir Bejaardes, Fontein Street
Wellington, 7654 South Africa
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R550

Join us to learn more about dementia including the importance of nutrition, as well as practical tips to handle stressful situations, improve communication and engagement in meaningful activities. Professionals from multi-disciplinary backgrounds will present the workshop to ensure a holistic approach.

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June 2018

Meaningful Engagement and Care Plans the Person-centred Care way

June 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Western Cape, Azaleahof
Stellenbosch,
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R550

The individuals’ right to choose how they wish to ‘be’ (Wilkins, 2003) is the focus of this workshop. Looking at the benefits of a person-centred care approach by addressing not only physical needs, but all that impacts on a person’s wellness. Includes understanding a person centred-care process – from assessment, planning and implementation in order to support each resident to grow. This workshop will be facilitated by our Registered Nurse and Occupational Therapist. Individual care is the cornerstone of excellence…

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Successful Employment Relationships: Managing Employee Conduct & Performance

June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 8 @ 5:00 pm
Western Cape, Azaleahof
Stellenbosch,
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R2500

Presented by Victor Southwell The building blocks of a successful employment relationship The commitments required of employees and managers Practical tips and case studies Managing staff attendance and timekeeping issues Progressive Discipline Disciplinary steps short of dismissal Role plays and case studies Disciplinary meetings Issuing warnings Disciplinary Hearings: Disciplinary investigations Building a disciplinary case Collecting evidence, preparing witnesses Practical advice The sequence of events at a Disciplinary Hearing Representing the Employer at a Disciplinary Hearing Case studies and role play…

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Managing Malnutrition on a Limited Budget

June 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
R550

GERATEC's dietitians will provide practical and up to date information for helping to manage malnutrition on a limited budget. We will cover the diet-related interventions often recommended for persons with weight loss and a poor appetite and give easy, affordable ideas to help manage this.

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July 2018

Nutrition for Older Persons & Special Diets

July 11 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Azaleahof, 11 Van Riebeeck Street,
Stellenbosch, 7600 South Africa
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R550

A: GENERAL NUTRITION PRINCIPLES This course introduces you to the various nutrients and their important role in bodily functions.  We also look at the different Food Groups and the Food Pyramid for older persons and how to make healthy choices. B: MENU PLANNING Practical points to plan and put together a cycle menu for long term care facilities. C: NUTRITION FOR OLDER PERSONS This very important session covers the bodily changes and other general problems older persons might experience that…

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August 2018

Housekeeping and Laundry Operation Procedures for Retirement Facilities – August 2018

August 15 @ 9:00 am - August 16 @ 4:00 pm
Bloemfontein

Hygiene forms the basis of any effective cleaning programme and therefore we focus on the guidelines of the Health and Safety legislation in combination with Municipal regulations. The 2 day Housekeeping and Laundry Training Workshop is focused on teaching how to create a clean and healthy living space while rendering person-direct care service levels in the homes of older persons.

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Matron to Mentor

August 21 @ 8:30 am - August 23 @ 4:30 pm
Huis Meyerton, 32 Shippard Street
Meyerton, Gauteng, South Africa
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R3300

This 3-day training workshop will focus on: Empowering nursing staff as mentors; Moving away from task driven, institutional model of nursing; Person-centred care; Shifting the focus from deficits to strengths; Tools to measure resident’s individual risk levels such as nutritional status; activities of daily living; fall risk; pressure ulcer risk; continence and mood Use this info in compiling individual care plans to improve the well-being of each resident.

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Special Diets

August 22 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Western Cape, Azaleahof
Stellenbosch,
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R350

This workshop is a joint presentation by a wound care expert and GERATEC’s Care Team. This workshop will cover all aspects of diabetic wound care – nursing prevention and treatment and dietary intervention. GERATEC’s Dietitian and Occupational Therapist will present the first part of the workshop to ensure a holistic approach to managing diabetes. This includes dietary treatment and the day to day practical management of diabetes in older persons. A nursing sister specializing in practical stoma, wound and continence…

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September 2018

Healthy Eating on a Limited Budget

September 12 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Western Cape, Azaleahof
Stellenbosch,
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R350

This module is focused on assisting low income workers to provide healthy food to their families on a limited budget.        a quick review on what are balanced and healthy food choices        what are the most economic choices in each food group        how to compile a menu        very easy recipes and how to calculate the cost using current retail prices        energy saving tips        how to make your own vegetable garden

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Living well with Arthritis

September 27 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Western Cape, Azaleahof
Stellenbosch,
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R350

Join us for the latest information on how to manage arthritis effectively. This workshop covers the 3 main types of arthritis encountered by older persons on a regular basis – Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gout. We will cover the medical background; look at some common types of treatment and discuss managing pain and inflammation with diet and other lifestyle interventions. Professionals from multidisciplinary backgrounds will present the workshop to ensure a holistic approach.

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October 2018

Successful Employment Relationships: Managing Employee Conduct & Performance

October 11 @ 8:00 am - October 12 @ 5:00 pm
Gauteng Gauteng South Africa + Google Map
R2500

Presented by Victor Southwell The building blocks of a successful employment relationship The commitments required of employees and managers Practical tips and case studies Managing staff attendance and timekeeping issues Progressive Discipline Disciplinary steps short of dismissal Role plays and case studies Disciplinary meetings Issuing warnings Disciplinary Hearings: Disciplinary investigations Building a disciplinary case Collecting evidence, preparing witnesses Practical advice The sequence of events at a Disciplinary Hearing Representing the Employer at a Disciplinary Hearing Case studies and role play…

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Drug Nutrient Interaction

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Western Cape, Azaleahof
Stellenbosch,
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R550

  Medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, are used every day to treat acute and chronic illness. Medications can help people live healthy lives for a prolonged period. Although medicines are prescribed often, it is important to realize that they must still be used with caution. Foods, and the nutrients they contain, can interact with medications we take. This workshop will focus on some of the common food/drug and drug/nutrient interactions that occur.

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November 2018

Meaningful Engagement & Care Plans – The Person-Centred Care Way

November 7 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Huis Meyerton, 32 Shippard Street
Meyerton, Gauteng, South Africa
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R350

The individuals’ right to choose how they wish to ‘be’ (Wilkins, 2003) is the focus of this workshop.  Looking at the benefits of a person-centred care approach by addressing not only physical needs, but all that impacts on a person’s wellness. Includes understanding a person-centred care process – from assessment, planning and implementation in order to support each resident to grow. This workshop will be facilitated by our Registered Nurse and Occupational Therapist. Individual care is the cornerstone of excellence…

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Housekeeping and Laundry Operation Procedures for Retirement Facilities – November 2018

November 14 @ 9:00 am - November 15 @ 4:00 pm
Bloemfontein

Hygiene forms the basis of any effective cleaning programme and therefore we focus on the guidelines of the Health and Safety legislation in combination with Municipal regulations. The 2-day Housekeeping and Laundry Training Workshop is focused on teaching how to create a clean and healthy living space while rendering person-direct care service levels in the homes of older persons.

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January 2019

Next level Mentoring

January 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am - January 24, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Gauteng Gauteng South Africa + Google Map
R1800

We all would like to be branded as a Leader and not a Manager. All of us want to handle conflict in a professional manner, want to be able to measure the care we are responsible for in a factual way and how to motivate the people working with us. But HOW?  Come to this workshop and learn a bit of how to manage conflict, how to become a better leader, how to measure the facts and not perceptions and…

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